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tv   CBS 5 Early Edition  CBS  November 28, 2012 4:30am-5:00am PST

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in san anselmo. >> reporter: good morning t just started raining here tow it looks like the storm is just getting started. people in the north bay will get up to a foot of rain in the next few days. residents loaded up on sandbags. san anselmo is no stranger to flooding. heavy rain in 2005 caused a creek to flood. since then many businesses have installed storm gates. the police department also send out alerts when a storm is approaching. they have had street sweepers out cleaning debris that can clog drains and we'll have public works crews on hand 24/7 over the next few days. people who live here spent yesterday preparing for this rain. >> we took care of the parking lot, unclogged the drains with the leaves where we have had flooding in the back apartments and taken the furniture down on the decks and make sure everything is battened down. >> reporter: this is why people
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are taking the storm seriously in san anselmo. this is january 2005 when an intense storm caused flooding and devastated businesses. the california highway patrol is also gearing up for heavy rains. the first three days of the storm will be extremely hazardous because rain brings oil to the surface. it will be slick, so drive slowly. the san anselmo creek, which runs through town, floods at 13 feet. according to the ross valley fire department's website, which tracks creek levels, it's only at just over 2 feet now. but again we are expecting rain to hit the area over the next few days. so that definitely could change. in san anselmo, elissa harrington, cbs 5. and over here at the san rafael bridge, thank you, elissa, we're expecting high wind advisories here. the high wind advisory across the bay area are expected to go up until about 11:00 in the morning. we're look at winds up to 45 miles per hour with gusts up to
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60. the morning commute is slow if you take a look. but again, chp is advising drivers of this high wind advisory because when you combine the wind with the rain and the commute, we're looking at potentially dangerous driving conditions. it's inevitable when weather like this hits the bay area the oil from the road comes up making them slick. chp warns drivers to exercise caution this morning. >> it's important in the first few days to drive like you're driving in fog and ice that you drive slowly and create space. >> reporter: heavy wind and rain are expected to cause problems off the roads, as well. we could see major power outages in our area. pg&e crews were prepping by trimming trees yesterday because toppled trees and fallen branches are the biggest cause of bad weather. the morning commute is slow but that's expected to pick up. as elissa mentioned we are seeing rain coming, in full
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force so again this morning as you head out exercise caution on those roads. we can't express it enough because the road conditions definitely change in weather like this. live on the bridge, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> thank you. and lawrence is back just in time. i'm looking at the doppler, it's a little scary. >> a lot of green there. >> there is a lot of green there and more to come maybe even more scary than the rain. the wind with the system is going to be whipping around the bay area especially toward the coast likely to see some trees coming down, some power lines and some power outages. take a look for yourself. high-def doppler radar showing you all that rainfall just off the coastline as that first storm system now about to come onshore. you can see the purple at the coast is actually the high wind warnings at the coast stretching from san francisco up through the marin headlands toward point reyes and toward the santa cruz area but still the heavier amounts of rainfall are just off the coast. that will be pushing onshore just in time for the morning commute. so here we go, folks. it is going to be a wet one and
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a windy one as we head throughout the morning hours. we're not done just yet. we have this system moving onshore. behind that you can see the back side right here. we are seeing enhancement. wouldn't be surprised to see some thunderstorms embedded in the system as it moves onshore. so this morning it comes on very strong but this is a series of storms now lining up. this first one, another one off the coast, another one likely to move in on sunday. that sunday one is one that i'm worried about with the possibility of flooding. let's see if we can time this out. starting out with a couple of scattered light showers early on but through the morning, boy, that rain really comes down hard. winds are gusting strongly as the main cold front moves through then toward the afternoon a stormy commute this morning. by the afternoon maybe just a couple of scattered showers so a wild day around the bay area to start with. this opens up the door for a series of storms that move in our direction and elizabeth you are going to be very, very busy coming up. of course, if you would like to check out our high-def doppler
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radar, you can see it on goto high-def doppler radar to see the rainfall in your neighborhood. >> get the latest traffic information, see all our traffic cameras. everybody has been telling me for the past week or so that we're going to be busy the next few days for the morning drive. so maybe this is the calm before the storm. so far there's no major incidents. a lot of roads are still dry. we'll show you what it looks like out the door. it could get gusty later on so chp has issued no wind advisories. bay bridge quiet heading into san francisco so far. other bridges, the san mateo bridge right side of your screen is the commute direction. if you want to head out now and beat the rainy weather a little bit later on, so far, so good both directions 15 minutes between hayward and foster city. to our other maps we have one car fire southbound 680 approaching washington boulevard. it looks sluggish in the commute direction in the area. also crossing the golden gate bridge, looks like they haven't done lane changes yet but so far, so good coming from marin county into san francisco.
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coming up, we get a check of mass transit on this rainy morning. in the meantime, back to you guys. daly city has a unique problem with the rain on the way. crews are working to shore up the hillside that clams today with weeks ago because of a broken water main. they are using hay and mesh covering to keep more mud and debris from sliding down the hill. the city manager says they have to restore the hillside before they can repair the broken pipe. gangs may be behind a gilroy drive by shooting. police say someone fired shots into a home on glenview drive around midnight. they also fired at a nearby parked car. according to police there were 8 people in the home during the shooting including a 4-month- old baby. no word if anybody was hit by gunfire. the teen accused in a deadly crime spree in san jose will be in court this afternoon. the boy, adonis mull droe, will be tried as an adult. the 15-year-old faces 8 felony counts including murder and
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attempted murder of a police officer. police say he and 2 6-year-old jonathan wilbanks robbed some san jose businesses on november 16 killly rory parkpettiford. an officer was also injured. two men are in custody. oakland police say it began monday when a husband shot cell phone video of another car being driven erratically. you see it here. police say the men in the car realized they were being record, brandished guns at the couple while at a stop light here. and later the men caught up with them and one of them got inside the couple's car demanding that video. >> the husband was able to push the suecthe car and tells his wife hit the gas, get out of here. >> police say that man fired at the couple's car although nobody was injured. officers arrested the suspects a short time later with help from the video. comedian cat williams could find himself under arrest in sacramento. the chp says williams was riding a three-wheeled motorcycle on a sacramento sidewalk on sunday.
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police say when they tried to pull him over he idea at them that he was not going to stop. officers eventually ended their chase for safety reasons. williams was arrested this month for assaulting a fan in oakland. the new uc-berkeley chancellor is getting a hefty raise. nicholas durst is getting the job that used to pay $436,000 a year. uc regents voted to add $50,000 to that. the new chancellor will get $486,000 a year now. the regents vote for the 11% raise as students staged a protest on the 6th floor of eschelman hall. they chained themselves to the door to call attention to cal's low enrollment of students of color but the pay rate raise is also an issue. >> there is no money we have to raise your fees again 6% a year but we have enough money to
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give a salary raise to a chancellor. >> the regents who voted for the raise point out that the extra money is coming for private donations, not -- from private donations not student fees. what do you think about the chancellor's pay raise? you can comment on facebook or twitter, or email us at on to the "fiscal cliff" drama now where high hopes for a bipartisan solution are slipping a bit in washington. as susan mcginnis reports from capitol hill, democrats and republicans seem to be drifting apart again. reporter: it's a short drive up pennsylvania avenue from the capital to the white house. but congressional republicans and president obama are getting farther apart in their efforts to keep the nation from veering off the so-called "fiscal cliff." a series of tax hikes and spending cuts due to kick in at the end of the year. >> seems like our friends on the other side are having some difficulty turning off the campaign. >> reporter: the white house says the campaign gives the president support from the
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american people. >> the election was conclusive in terms of which path a majority of americans want to take. >> reporter: president obama will try to build support when he meets with middle class americans here in washington today. he will ask them how the "fiscal cliff" could impact their lives. on tuesday, he invited small business owners into the oval as of to offer their ideas. >> they had one message for the president at the oval office, they need certainty. please get this deal done as soon as possible. >> reporter: but spend anytime on capitol hill and it's easy to see a deal isn't forthcoming soon. >> there's been little progress with the republicans, which is a disappointment to me. >> their hard left doesn't want to change anything ever. they think any dollars spent or any commitment made by the federal government on any program at any time ought to be there in perpetuity. >> we are not going to accept an unfair deal that hurts middle class america today and protects the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: the president and congressional leaders have no
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talks scheduled for this week. susan mcginnis, cbs 5, washington. president obama will continue his push for public support this week. he is set to meet with big business leaders and then on friday will hit the road traveling to pennsylvania. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is back on capitol hill today to meet with more lawmakers. susan rice is trying to explain comments she made shortly after the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. yesterday she met with three of her strongest critics in the senate including arizona republican john mccain. rice initially said the attack had grown out of a spontaneous protest. now she says those were the talking points that u.s. intelligence had given her. >> we're going to get to the bottom of this. we have to have a system we can trust. and if you don't know what happened, just say you don't know what happened. >> mccain said he is still troubled about what rice said and what she did not say. rice would need senate support
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if president obama nominates her to become the next secretary of state. time now 4:42. how a dangerous mix can be deadly. the juice that could be deadly when mixed with the wrong medication. >> also ahead is it a revolutionary breakthrough worthy of a willy wonka? how cadbury invented nonmelting chocolate. >> is this a blatant security breach at a major airport? what one person caught on cell phone cameras that raises serious security questions. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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airplanes at sfo often land two at a time on parallel runways but when visibility is poor, one plane lands at a time. all the others are putting in a holding pattern. this changes next summer according to the faa. >> it will allow aircraft not side by side but staggered from one another to come in using both runways. with this change we'll be able to arrive 35 to 37 per hour, an improvement. >> the number of delayed flights at sfo is up 10% in the last decade. also the number of canceled flights has doubled, as well. me thinks the rain might have something to do with slowing down those planes in the next few days. >> that would be nice if they fix that. we have been in those chase in before so we know what it's about. more delays probably this morning because of all the rainfall that just off the coast. check out you hi-def doppler. we are about to get slammed with a cold front moving
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onshore. the heavier bands still off the coastline but it won't be long now it's going to be coming onshore just in time for the commute. also along the coastline you will notice the purple. those are the high wind warnings that are in effect. we could see gusts 55 to 65 miles per hour, maybe even some 75-mile-an-hour gusts right over the tops of the mountains. so definitely a problem, could bring down some trees and some power lines and we could have some power outages this morning. wouldn't be surprised to see lightning embedded as the cold front moves by. rain moving through with a strong gusty wind and then turning to showers by the afternoon. we are probably going to see some sunny breaks so not a whole day event. but there's more storms lining up in the pacific. here's the first one right here just about to make its way onshore. that will move through this morning. the storm door is open. we have a series of storms lining up there. one behind it and another one behind that. i think that one that companies through on sunday, that could be the one that causes flooding problems as a series of storms continues to pound the bay area. so things are going to be wet and wild to start out this morning. if you are heading out the door you leave right now not too bad in most spots.
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but it's only going to be pick up and getting worse through the middle of the morning and looks like that main cold front even 11:00 still lingers across the bay area and moves out toward the afternoon and then turning more towards showers as we head toward thursday and then your next event comes in by thursday evening. this one going to bring with it heavy rainfall across the bay area. by the time we have counted it up, maybe almost a foot of rain in some of the wettest spots. so this is going to be a soaker over the next few days. from this storm system not the wettest one but it probably will be the windiest. a lot of rain maybe near an inch in the north bay mountains, otherwise the winds will be the big concern as we are seeing strong gusty winds at the coastline. you start to see reds and picks up and purples, that's 40 to 50- mile-per-hour gusts so windy as it moves by. temperatures in the 60s. next couple of days it is going to turn to showers too many then more rain expected overnight thursday night into friday. showers on saturday. then strong stormy weather once again moves in on sunday. elizabeth? >> then monday we can all
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relax. >> i hope so. >> thanks, lawrence. as you may have seen from his futurecast, it looks like the storm is coming any minute but for right now it's still pretty much dry in a lot of places so a lot of our traffic cameras are still free and clear, a little busy towards the dublin interchange. this is a live look through pleasanton westbound 580, 15 minutes from the altamont pass towards dublin. a problem now cleared southbound 680 approaching washington boulevard. no longer an accident there. it looks free and clear down southbound 680. doing some lane changes right now across the golden gate bridge. that's what all the flashing lights are for on southbound 101, a smooth ride, nothing going on right now. so mass transit a little later in the commute might be a great idea. so far everything is on time. that's your "timesaver traffic." back to you guys.
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>> thank you. police in bangladesh have arrested three officials after a fire killed 112 people. they are accused of locking doors to keep people from escaping. garments and documents left behind in the factory show it was used by some major american and european retailers. protestors in egypt continue to vent their feelings about the country's new president. this is a live look in tahrir square. you can see more than 200,000 people have passed the square. they have been there since yesterday. you can see all of the tents up there. now, many of the protestors threw rocks and molotov cocktails at police. the protestors are upset about president mohamed morsi decision that his decisions are above court rule. a bus burst into flames and a passerby snapped a photo. take a look. the bus caught fire yesterday. this is near the sylvan dale
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middle school there. there was only one child on board. but she was strapped into an electric wheelchair. the driver wilma costa unbuckled the student and carried her to safety. >> she did everything perfect above and beyond. and when i asked her what were you thinking, she said i wasn't. i was just thinking about this precious child that just had to get off the bus. >> jumped right into action. acosta didn't want to go on camera. nobody was hurt but the bus as you see was completely destroyed. the deadline is tomorrow for oakland police to come up with a reform plan to prevent a government takeover. the oakland police officers union has told a federal judge that department leadership is ineffective and has failed to implement reforms ordered by the court. the judge had have a hearing next month and then decide whether federal officials should take over the department. oakland police are dealing with a big increase in burglaries. car and home burglaries are up
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43% from last year. more than 11,000 burglaries of homes, cars and businesses have been reported this year. 5700 of them have been of cars, that's nearly twice as many as last year. young americans should get tested for hiv. a new report finds 60% of young people who have hiv don't know it. the cdc says 12,000 new infections were reported in people ages 13 to 24 in 2010. gay and bisexual men and african-americans make up a large portion of the cases. only a small percentage are tested. canadian doctors warn about the growing number of prescription drugs with potentially fatal interactions with grapefruit juice. one of the authors discovered the interaction between grapefruit and certain medications more than two decades ago. he says there are now more than 85 known drugs with a potential for interaction with grapefruit juice. interesting. that's scary, right? >> i have heard that b you have
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to be careful. sometimes they will put it on the prescription do not take with grapefruit juice. there's something in there that doesn't react well apparently. >> not good. the british candy company cadbury says it's come up with chocolate that didn't melt. >> the company claims its new dairy milk bars are solid even in temperatures up to 104 degrees. normal chocolate starts to melt at 93 degrees fahrenheit. they plan to sell the chocolate in countries where the climate is hot like india and brazil. >> this is going to be popular with parent. >> yeah. what do mitt romney and lance armstrong have in common? >> plus an episode he wants to forget. an actor who trashed his hit tv show is explaining himself. >> and oh, baby. how would you like to get rich? powerball fever sweeping the nation. the jackpot up to nearly $1 billion. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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ben's mom uses it around the bathtub. it kills mold, and unlike clorox clean-up, it's approved to keep it from coming back for up to a week. share your lysol story, and see more, on facebook. the first of a series of strongs storms moving into the bay area, showers and gusty winds and rain more coming up. >> and head out now to beat problems later on. no wind advisory, no problems so far on the bay area bridges. a full look at your "timesaver traffic" coming up. >> thank you. a new apology from the teen sitcom star after his viral video shows him bashing "two and a half men." >> if you watch "two and a half men," please stop watching "two and a half men." i'm on "two and a half men." i don't want to be on it. please stop watching it. please stop filling your head with filth. >> angusangus t. jones
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converted to 7th day adventist. the 19-year-old makes more than $300,000 an episode. so in a statement, jones says, quote, i apologize if my remarks reflect me showing indifference to and disrespect of my colleagues and the lack of appreciation of the extraordinary opportunity of which i have been blessed. i never intended that." >> you think he got a call from his agent? >> i think so. >> he is 19, made 8 million last year. "gq" came up with a list of least influential people in 2012. number one, former republican presidential candidate mitt romney. "gq" described his campaign as uninspiring. also in the top 25, michelle obama with her healthy living campaign saying it's hopeless. america could have a new multimillionaire in a big way tonight. >> perhaps a number of them.
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tickets are selling fast in the 42 states that have the powerball lottery. this morning, the jackpot, get this, is up to the $500 million mark. that's half a billion dollars by the way. if you didn't know that. >> not a billion like i said earlier. >> half a billion. one player is talking about the good she could do with the money. >> you know, there's a lot of homeless people, a lot of shelters where they could use food, money, clothes. do something good with t don't keep it all to yourself. give it to people that need it. >> good idea there. a winner who opts for a one- time cash payout would get more than $300 million before taxes. the drawing is tonight so good luck. it's 4:58 right now. new uc chancellor got a $50,000 raise and governor jerry brown is not happy about it. how the regents defend it. >> and a capitol hill confrontation. ambassador susan rice trying to smooth things over with her
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biggest critics. >> powerful storms are rolling into the bay area. we are talking about heavy rain and strong winds. what you should do to prepare. ,, you oo ,,,,,,,,
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